Fatal hunting accident, other injuries on Opening Day
November 19, 2011
By John Anderson, WellsvilleDaily.com
GRANGER — State police were busy Saturday, with one fatal hunting
accident and three other injuries.
In Allegany County, troopers said had a shot been fired 6 inches
one way or the other, a Silver Springs man may have died.
Two brothers were hunting with their sons when they started into
the woods behind the house on Schneider Road in Granger, Amity-based
state police said. One father accidentally discharged his gun, and
the round went through both the passenger and the driver’s side
doors and struck his 34-year-old nephew in the right forearm. He was
bent over, tying his boots, troopers said, adding, “Six inches one
way or the other, he would have been dead.”
The man was taken by Short Tract ambulance to Strong Memorial
Hospital in Rochester, where he was in satisfactory condition and
will stay for observation. A name has not been released.
Troopers said investigators will talk to the Allegany County
District Attorney’s Office about possible charges.
Troopers in Amity also responded to a man who cut himself with a
knife while dressing a deer. The man was not seriously injured.
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